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Treaster's Cabin *Paddleboat/Great Fishing* ( No fishing license required.)

Bedrooms 2
Space 600 sq ft
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Cabin, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 6)

Sullivan County, PA. Pondside Cabin Rental

This is a super vacation deal for a cabin in the Endless Mountains region of N.E. Pennsylvania. This cabin and the pond that it is located next to are privately owned and located in beautiful Sullivan County. Sullivan County is one of the last true rural areas in Pennsylvania. This county is a step back in time, where small country stores can still be found and time goes by a whole lot slower than elsewhere. To give you an example of how laid back this area is, we still have only one stop light in the entire county. Harder yet to believe, we are only about four hours from N.Y.C. and the Philadelphia area, making it a quick and affordable getaway.

This cabin is privately owned and is located overlooking a seven acre, horseshoe-shaped pond that is heavily stocked with various species of fish. The catfish literally boil and splash to feed in the evenings. It is entertaining in itself to watch them. Our guests enjoy super catch and release fishing, and often hook on to lunker trophy bass and giant catfish.

The cabin was newly constructed in 2006 and has two bedrooms. One bedroom has a queen-size bed, the other contains a full-size bed with a bunk overtop. The living area has a full-size futon and full-size sofa sleeper as well. The kitchen is modern and is equipped with all the necessities. The bathroom is also modern and contains an over-sized shower with new modern flooring. The cabin has electric heat, A.C., dish television, verizon cell phone service, and a small electric wood like stove to enjoy. A covered back porch overlooks the pond. Along side the pond there is a fire pit and outdoor lawn furniture. Property has a large charcoal grill for guest use.

We ask guests to bring their own linens and towels during their stay.

If you enjoy trout fishing and cold mountain streams, they are numerous in this area. Sullivan County is blessed to have some of the most beautiful streams in Pennsylvania, such as the Big Loyalsock Creek and the Little Loyalsock Creek, plus many other smaller streams. Many of them have hiking trails running along sections of them. This cabin is located just minutes from the Loyalsock trail (a reknowned hiking trail), and World's End State Park. Rickett's Glen State Park, is also located in Sullivan County. It has numerous waterfalls to observe and hike along.

Our visitors simply fall in love with this area and we think you'll love it too. Many of our guests say that this is the nicest place that they have ever stayed. We invite you to come and see for yourself!

Keywords: Cabin, World's End State Park, Ricketts Glen State Park, Free fishing, boating, fire pit, pet-friendly, hunting, Sullivan County, Dushore, Cabin rental, hiking trails, howling coyotes, bird-watching, wildlife, paddleboat, Sullivan County, starry nights, large-mouth bass, yellow perch, bullheads, channel catfish, chain pickeral, crappie, ducks, wild geese

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Darla Treaster
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 17, 2018

About Darla Treaster

My wife Darla and I both grew up in Sullivan County. My parents had the pond built, which is right next to the cabin, back in the 70's and then later sold the property. When it came back on the market in 1988 , we quickly bought the property and brought it back into the family. We currently live in the area with our three small dogs named Scooter, Princes, and Riley James. We both immensely enjoy hunting, fishing, gardening and traveling.

Darla Treaster purchased this cabin in 2008

Why Darla Treaster chose Dushore

We built this cabin in 2006 . The cabin setting has a special serenity that just needs to be shared with the world. Many guests claim they never really find the need to travel anywhere else while in the area, since the pond and the surroundings are entertaining enough. Simply no where else you need to be! But, if you do find the need to venture out and about, the great outdoors beckons. Activities to do in the area include:

***Visit Kelly's Koop near Dushore. (Antiques, collectibles, home decor, etc.)

***Visit Bear Mtn. Trading Post in Estella, Pa near Forksville. This store has delicious soft serve ice cream, other food-collectibles, antiques and a little bit of everything else.

***Day hike the 54.6 mile long Loyalsock trail.

***Visit Hunter's Lake (approx 70 acres)near Eaglesmere, PA. If you have a canoe/kayak, you may want to bring it with you to fully enjoy this lake. It is stocked with trout and has many species of fish. You will probably see an osprey fishing, or even a bald eagle. We sometimes see eagles at our pond as well.

***Kayak down the Susquehanna River at Wyalusing, Pa. Bring your own kayak or easier yet, rent canoes/kayaks from Endless Mtns. Outfitters. They will be happy to fully accommodate you. Don't be surprised if you see bald eagles on your venture. Eagles are plentiful in this area.

***Day trip to Knoebel's amusement park in Elyburg, PA

***Visit Rickett's Glen State Park -here you can hike the trails and see amazing waterfalls, plus virgin timber. Maybe you will even see a bear!

***Visit Lake Jean at Rickett's Glen. Kayak rentals.

***Visit World's End State Park near Forksville, PA. Beautiful Loyalsock Creek runs through this park, also hiking trails, swimming, and picnic areas.

***Visit the village of Shunk, Pa. Shunk still has a general store that makes really good sandwiches, fries, etc. It has all the typical items that a general store has plus numerous antiques on display. In addition, there are souvenirs for you,

What makes this cabin unique

The pond offers excellent fishing. What's better, you don't need a PA . fishing license to fish in our pond. We already took care of that for you. All we ask is that you carefully, and quickly return all fish unharmed to the water. All fishing is catch and release. There are boats for your use, just always wear a life jacket, please. The pond is easily accessible and provides a refuge for many birds and animals, plus weary people that need a break from it all.


Dushore Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 600 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:30 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 12:00 PM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Max. adults: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Smoking allowed ...
  • Guest is expected to clean rental before departure. If guest wishes not to clean cabin before leaving, an extra $50 cleaning fee should be paid.
Location Type:
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront ...
  • Mountain View
  • Rural ...
  • Water View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Living Room
  • Mobile Phone
  • Parking
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 double , 1 bunk bed
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Convertible bed(s) - 2 sleep sofa /futon , both full-size sofa sleeper and futon in living room
  • Double Beds (1), Queen bed(1) Sofa or Futons 2), Bunk Beds (1) Bring your own linens and favorite pillow.
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • churches
  • festivals
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis


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Treaster's Cabin *Paddleboat/Great Fishing* ( No fishing license required.)
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Stay at Treasters Cabin

  • 5 of 5

Very nice,well maintained, cabin and ponds. Wife and I enjoyed fishing (wife not needing a fishing license was nice), Looking forward to returning next year health permitting.

  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Relaxation with a capital "R"

  • 5 of 5

This cabin exceeded our expectations. It was clean and stocked with all the pots, pans and utensils that I needed. The setting is just beautiful. The fishing was wonderful and our Labrador "Brandy" learned fast that this was "her" vacation as swimming was a priority in her eyes. She had a blast. Darla was there on our arrival and was just super. I felt welcome to walk into their cabin. Nights were just a star explosion and marshmallows were part of our food group as we enjoyed a camp fire at night. Will I go back? Yes!!!! Thank you Darla and Paul.

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Mechanicsburg, Pa

Great weekend getaway!!!!

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time. Cabin was nice and clean. The property was well taken care of. It was great having a campfire by the water while our 8 year old daughter fished. We lost track of how many fish she caught. It was probably at least 20 with a majority of them being large mouth bass. The location of the cabin is also great. Short drive to Forksville General store. (Awesome food) and Worlds End State Park is just up the street. We would like to make this a yearly tradition. Thanks!!!!

  • Submitted: Jun 25, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Pottstown, PA

Very restfull, clean and relaxing!

  • 5 of 5

We found the property to be in good condition as advertised. The owner was very friendly and accessible. We will be returning in late July for 4 days and looking forward to another enjoyable experience.

  • Submitted: May 11, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect for recharging!

  • 4 of 5

We loved our stay at the Treaster's Cabin. The place is very private and yet had the owners nearby for any desperate need...which was what we were looking for, traveling with a small kid. The house was just right for our small family. One of our phones still could get signal so it didn't feel completely cut off from the rest of the world and we could check our emails. We alternated between being indoors and playing outdoors. The two ponds are the prettiest thing.. the sunset was a riot of colors! We has a weather event during our stay which meant we could not be out fishing or boating as much as we wanted to... We almost caught a fish, but otherwise did not see many fish, which was a bummer.

The front porch of the house overlooks the two lakes and is super peaceful. As it was raining and snowing during our stay we did spent a lot of time sitting in the porch and playing card games. The TV also came in very handy to calm the kiddo while he was stuck indoors.

For when you can be on the lake, the house has a row boat and a paddle boat which would be great for the summers. There are also life jackets. A reviewer pointed out visitor's should bring their own drinking water which really was great.

Just a couple of things we felt needs attention. There are no blinds on the windows in the main area of the house. Coming from the city we felt a bit odd about this. Also, we could not find oven utensils, like baking tray or oven mittens. Since most easy cooking can be done in the oven, we really missed this.

Otherwise, a great stay and exactly what we needed. We would love to be back and stay longer.

  • Submitted: Apr 30, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad you had a good stay at our cabin. And, thanks for pointing out what was missing. Items just tend to disappear occasionally, and unless you are actually staying at the cabin, we are not aware what's missing. As far as the water at the cabin, it is from a deep well and tested regularly. It tests out great and is our personal water source. I personally feel people are getting poorer quality water in the bottles, but I guess it is each individuals preference. Again, thanks for letting us know what needs replacement.
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Peaceful and beautiful

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our weekend getaway with our dog. The cabin is peaceful, clean, and homey. Darla and Paul are very friendly and helpful. We can’t wait to book another stay.

  • Submitted: Apr 8, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad you had a good time! Too bad the weather couldn't have been nicer for you.
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Nearest Airport
45 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
7 Miles
Nearest Point of Interest
Worlds End State Park
Nearest Point of Interest
Eagles Mere
Nearest Point of Interest
Treaster's Cabin
Car: necessary

Great fishing in our pond. Free Paddleboat and rowboat use for our guests. NO FISHING LICENSE REQUIRED. Catch and release, no kill fishing only.

Two state parks nearby, Worlds End State Park and Ricketts Glen State Park. If you desire to visit World's End or Ricketts Glen State Park and their cabins are booked full or you desire a more modern cabin with privacy, fishing, and boating, our cabin should be your first choice.

Hunter's Lake, an undeveloped, public lake located near Eagles Mere, consists of 117 acres. This lake is good for kayaking and fishing. Lake Jean is another good choice. You can rent canoes and kayaks at Ricketts Glen State Park to use on Lake Jean.

Another outdoor activity located nearby is kayaking or canoeing down the Susquehanna River near Sugar Run, Pa. You can fish, look for bald eagles, or just paddle happily down the river during your trip. The Endless Mtns. Outfitters will be happy to help you out with the kayak/canoe rentals.

And, if hiking or mountain biking is your thing, check-out the 59 mile Loyalsock Trail. The Haystacks trail, near Dushore, offers another fun hike under five miles. This trail consists of a loop which will bring you back to the parking area.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $35

We expect guests to read and abide by all cabin rules upon arrival at cabin. If guests use excessive alcohol or use illegal drugs they will be asked to leave without any refund. If guests damage cabin/cabin property they will be charged extra to cover damages. Some firewood is provided. if you need more contact us. All fishing is catch and release. Please be kind to the fish and keep them in the water while removing hooks. If you hook a fish to deeply, just cut the line and return fish to water with hook in mouth. WHEN USING BOATS, ALWAYS WEAR YOUR LIFE JACKET, REGARDLESS OF HOW WELL YOU SWIM. Parents be sure to watch children at all times when near pond. DO NOT LEAVE YOUR PET AT THE CABIN UNATTENDED, UNLESS IT IS CRATED. Guests are responsible for all damages they may incur. If you break something, do not attempt to fix it yourself, you may do more damage by trying this. We realize items sometimes get broken or wear out, we try to be fair the rare times an incident occurs to calculate damages.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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